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[thrive_text_block color=”note” headline=””]Step 7 to gain husbandly leadership is about a simple habit that every man – married or otherwise – should really be keeping up with. Appearances aren’t everything, but they certainly can help![/thrive_text_block]
As a man, I know how easy it is to let yourself go.
It always feels like there are more important things you could be doing with your time than putting in extra effort to keep yourself looking good.
By now you understand that the key to saving your marriage is to [thrive_highlight highlight=’#eeee22′ text=’dark’]make your wife WANT to be with you[/thrive_highlight].
And for your wife to want to be with you, [thrive_highlight highlight=’#eeee22′ text=’dark’]she must find you ATTRACTIVE[/thrive_highlight].
Now, I will be the first to tell you that emotional attraction is MUCH more important than physical attraction, but that doesn’t mean that physical attraction is unimportant.
How do you increase your physical attractiveness?
Well, you probably don’t have to go out and buy a new wardrobe or anything like that, unless you’ve been wearing the same clothes since college.
You probably don’t need a new haircut unless you’re ‘doo looks like the filter in my vacuum. These things help, but the most important thing is that…
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You don’t necessarily have to get an expensive gym membership and you don’t have to spend a ton of money on weights. Guys – I’m not rich, I understand that money is tight.
But it doesn’t take any extra money to clean up your diet, get outside for a walk everyday (if possible), and start doing bodyweight exercises for 15 to 20 minutes, 4 or 5 times a week. It doesn’t have to be super complicated, but the benefits of exercise are HUGE.
Here are 5 great reasons to exercise regularly and clean up your diet:
[thrive_text_block color=”blue” headline=”Reason #1. Your wife will find you more attractive.”]This one’s pretty obvious right? We all put on some poundage when we get married; just imagine what it will feel like to know your wife thinks you’re as attractive as you were when you first met.[/thrive_text_block]
[thrive_text_block color=”blue” headline=”Reason #2. Exercise actually makes you happier.”]The reason is because when you work out your muscles, it releases endorphins in your brain. These neurochemicals keep you focused, relaxed and happy. Studies show that regular exercise is more effective than medication for fighting disorders such as ADD, bipolar, depression and even schizophrenia, so just imagine what it can do for you.[/thrive_text_block]
[thrive_text_block color=”blue” headline=”Reason #3. Exercise makes you feel like a leader.”]When you exercise, it makes you feel confident. Plus, we all know we should exercise, so finally actually getting yourself to do it will be one less thing on your mind. And again, looking at the physiology behind exercise, regular exercise is a proven way to boost your testosterone, the hormone that makes men feel manly.[/thrive_text_block]
[thrive_text_block color=”blue” headline=”Reason #4. Exercise keeps you disciplined.”]If you don’t already consider yourself disciplined, maintaining a diet and exercise regimen will teach you how to be. Again, discipline keeps you focused and efficient in how you use your time. It’ll be easier to make the tough decisions that will save your marriage, and to stick to your guns once you’ve made them.[/thrive_text_block]
[thrive_text_block color=”blue” headline=”Reason #5. Exercise is one more way to take control.”]For many of you reading this, you’re facing some pretty tough times in your life. Maybe you’re facing separation or coping with infidelity. In times like this, it’s easy to lose control and feel like your life is in a downward spiral, as if there’s nothing you can do to secure your happiness. Exercise always helps me keep my emotions in check and look at my life in a big picture kind of way. Exercise teaches you that you ARE in control of your life on a literally physical level.[/thrive_text_block]
Write an Exercise Regimen for Yourself
(and stick to it!)
I highly recommend you don’t just “play it by ear”. Develop an exercise regimen and diet plan to follow, and write it down. You can create your own, but there are also some very good programs available out there to make your life easier.
My personal favorites are the regimens from Starting Strength if you have access to a gym, or Convict Conditioning if you’re doing bodyweight exercises only. Both courses are great and leave you with a lot of room for growth.
You can also visit various fitness sites around the web for some ideas to create your own from scratch. My personal favorite fitness blog is T-Nation.com.
Whatever you decide to do, the important thing is that you take control of your body just like you’re taking control of your marriage and your happiness. Control your body, control yourself, then you can work on getting control of your marriage.
In Step 8 we’re going to keep taking control. You’ve taken control of your body, but there is one more area of your life that you need to dominate…Stay tuned to learn what it is and how to handle it like a leader.
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